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VOL. XXIV 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., NOVEMBER 16, 1916 



No. 7 



COLLEGE CALENDAR. 



Thursday, November 16. Christian Association 
Meetings. 

7.13 P. M. Billings Hall. Leader, Johnston 
Ross. Subject, "What Think ye of Christ?" 
St. Andrew's Church. Leader, Emma Bar- 
rett. Subject, The relation of the Athletic 
Association to the Christian Association. 

8.00 P. Mr. Billings Hall. Address by Miss 
Marjorie Dorman, President of the Wage- 
Earners Anti-Suffrage League of New York. 
Friday, November 17. Department Clubs meet. 

First Performance of Barn Play. 
Saturday, November 18. Second and final per- 
formance of Barn Play. 
Sunday, November 19. Houghton Memorial Chapel. 
11.00 A. M. Right Reverend Robert R. Pad- 
dock of Hood's River, Oregon. 

3.00 P. M. Billings Hall. Dr. Louise Tayler 
Jones '96, will speak on the establishment of 
the Grouitch Hospital in Serbia. 

7.00 P. M. Vespers. Speaker, President 
Albert Parker Fitch of the Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary of Cambridge, Mass. 
Thursday, November 23. 7.15 P. M. Christian 
Association Meetings. 

Agora House. Leader, Frances Wright. Topic 
for Discussion, "Have we the moral right 
to be thankful in a world of suffering?" 

St. Andrew's Church. Leader, Cora Lee King. 
Subject, Play and Religion. 



RABNSWAI LOWS. 



Vaudeville, November 11. 

The first Barn Party of the year opened with a 
movie — "Pathe-tic Weekly," and a regular thriller 
this proved to be. There was a brave pioneer, a 
weeping wife and a treacherous indian who moved 
through the scenes of blood and thunder in truly 
melodramatic way to the appropriate accompani- 
ment of the sympathetic orchestra. 

"Miss Frieda, Song and Dance Artist" (Frieda 
Rosenfield, '19), was much enjoyed, as was "Grace 
Gray, Direct from Paris" who also sang some very 
clever songs. Dorothy Bacon's impersonations 
were most amusing, especially her representation 
of Forbes Robertson's Hamlet. The Hawaiian 
Orchestra of ukeleles led by Martha Jane Judson, 
1918, together with the dancing Hulu girl (Rut'j 
Holzman, 1920), was also highly applauded and 
Florence Johnson's clog dancing loudly demanded 
by the audience was received with the usual en- 
thusiasm. A degree of "tone" was added to the 
evening's fun by the performance of Galsworthy's 
"Circumstantial Evidence." 

But the decided "hit" of the evening was the 
farce, "A Hygiene Wedding" given by last year's 
Webb girls. First the minister entered to the 
strains of the wedding march doing the familiar 
"knee-bending" at every other step. Next, the 
"Flower girl" (in well known angel robe) who 
did a gymnasium dance as she scattered her posies, 
and the rest of the bridal party who marched in 
in perfect military time, turning square corners 
and clicking their heels as they halted. Out of 
"How to Live" the ceremony which pronounced 
the bride and groom gymnasium partners was 
read. Then the command "one, two, kneel" was 
given and promptly executed. And after a swift 
exchange of enormous rings the ceremony was con- 
cluded. Once more, in perfect rhythm, the bride 
and groom marched out followed by the rest of 
the party who played "leap frgg" until they 
reached the door. 




Field Dat, 1916 



The "Finale" consisted of a chorus of giddy 
girls and men who sang, and danced around the 
stage in true vaudeville style. Edith Winter and 
Alice DeLisle being the leaders. It was ap- 
plauded again and again and made a very fitting 
climax for the whole affair. 

The committee to which the credit for the suc- 
cess of the entertainment is due was as follows: 

Florence Johnson, 1919, chairman; Kathleen 
Skinner, 1917; Helen Page, 1917; Gertrude Fraser, 
1918; Frances Dunham, 1918; Maude Gardener, 
1919; Edith Layman, 1920; Carol Jarvis, 1920. 

1920. 



and every participant. At 7.30 the last faint 
"Rah, rah '19" died out, and woods and golf links, 
library steps and meadow, all were left in grate- 
ful silence. Even more grateful, the Sophomores 
nursed their aching voice boxes; and most grateful 
of all, in fact, positively elated, the Juniors con- 
gratulated themselves on that idea of . It 

really was clever of ■ though, wasn't it? 



FORENSIC BURNING. 



By strange good fortune, an unusually large 
number of students attended chapel on the morn- 
ing of Wednesday, November the 8th, and many 

seats, usually , were filled. As a result, a 

goodly number were present to read the challenge 
of 1918, and to watch 1919 accept it by sending an 
envoy up a tree to hang the yellow banner oppo- 
site the purple. 

And so was ushered in the last Forensic Burn- 
ing! For on the afternoon of this day, the 
esteemed custom went up in smoke, cheered to its 
death by the Sophomores. But it was a glorious 
end, for the idea for the secret burning was tre- 
mendously clever, as I am sure you will all agree 
when you read it below. 

At o'clock, in the portion of the Col- 
lege grounds, Miss , burned by fire, a piece 

of Forensic paper. At least 20 Juniors, whose 
names I shall omit, witnessed the conflagration, as 

well as Sophomores, whose names I shall also 

not trouble to give. 

The excitement began at promptly 4.15, when 
hundreds of middy clad figures, some masked, 
some megaphoned, took up their respective duties. 
The masked figures tore around the campus until 
they were worn out; the megaphoned figures 
shrieked till they were hoarse. At 7.00 o'clock, 
a hot portion of was served to each 



Ghost Walk. 
The Ghost Walk, Friday evening, was one of the 
most effective that Wellesley has even seen. The 
formation of the "W" was perfect. After making 
this "W" in the usual way, the ghosts stuck 
lighted "sparklers" in the ground and retired to 
one side leaving a "W" of light which burned very 
brilliantly for several minutes during which time 
all classes cheered vigorously. 



THE JUNIOR CREW VICTORIOUS. 



In spite of the distracting influences on Wednes- 
day, November 8, a large assemblage of members 
of the two neutral classes and of those Juniors and 
Sophomores who happened to be on duty in the 
vicinity of the boat house, met on the shore 
beneath Tower Court to observe Crew Competition. 
Five crews participated in the event, those of three 
upper classes competing among themselves while 
the two Freshman crews rowed against each other. 

Starting from the boat house, the crews rowed 
one at a time past the spectators and judges to- 
ward Hunnewell Gardens, returning all five 
abreast. Basing their decision on the appearance, 
skill, and speed displayed, the four judges placed 
1918 first with a grade of 85 and 1919 second with 
83. In the Freshman contest, Crew 2 won first. 

After the decision of the judges, the crowd col- 
lected at a float stationed near the boat house, 
where Emma Barrett christened the nifty little 
motor boat, which recently appeared on Lake 
Waban to replace the perilous craft from which 
Mr. Fette in past years has coached the Wellesley 
crews and excited the awe and wonder of the gen- 
eral college public. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Boarb of Ebitors 



Helen F. McMillin, 1917, Editor-in-Chief. 

Marjorie Turner, 1917, Associate Editor. 

Mary B. Jenkins, 1903, Alumna: General Secretary and 

Alumnffi Editor. 
Elisabeth Patch, 1916, Business Manager. 
Elizabeth Maris, 1917, Assistant Business Manager. 



Reporters. 
Helen Augur, 1917. Louise Stockbridge, 1918 

Barbara French, 1917. Dorothy Greene, 1918. 

Kathesine Donovan, 1918. Dorothy Collins, 1919. 
Helen Santmyer, 1918. Rose Phelps, 1919. 

Adele Rumpf, 1919. 



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ATTENTION— THE NEWSPAPER ROOM. 



One of the most undeservedly neglected sec- 
tions of our library is the Newspaper Room. Since 
the new library addition has been in use, this room 
has waited in solitary splendor for a chance to 
exercise its utility. Either its existence has not 
been brought forcibly enough before the attention 
of the college, or the majority of students are 
ignorant of the wide range of facilities which it 
offers. 

A primary advantage of the Newspaper Room 
is the opportunity it gives for access to leading 
newspapers from all sections of the country. Aside 
from their interest to those who come from the 
places represented, these papers are often inval- 
uable to students of politics or of other public 
affairs of contemporary interest, in giving the 
different points of view from many cities all over 
the United States. These papers are easy to find, 
and all previous copies are kept on file. The 
latest editions are in full view, and several copies 
of the most important periodicals are on hand. 

Besides the newspapers, there is a very impor- 
tant section of the room devoted to exchanges 
from various colleges. The News has at present a 
correspondence system of exchange with Smith, 
Holyoke, Simmons, and several other colleges. 
From this system, the news from the colleges is 
obtained directly, and items of interest printed in 
the News. The exchanges on this shelf represent 
news from many other colleges, and they offer 
much of interest and value to us by acquainting 
us with their problems and methods which are 
similar to ours. 

It is to be hoped that the college will frequent 
this room in the future. It has been planned to 
offer these special facilities to students who wish 
particular newspaper information, or who desire 
to read the papers and exchanges for their own 
pleasure. 



THE ALL COLLEGE LECTURE COURSE. 



Tickets hare just gone on sale for the All Col- 
lege Lecture Course. We are to hear this year 
five remarkable speakers, each one of world-wide 
reputation in his or her line of work. Two poets, 
of widely different lands and temperaments but 
both touched with the poetic fire; a medical man, 
justly famous for his great work in the field of 
scientific research; a distinguished woman pre- 
eminently fitted to discuss the modern drama; and 
a diplomat of wide experience. This is the list. 
Callous as we sometimes seem to our great oppor- 
tunities, because of the very richness of them, we 
cannot fail to experience a thrill when we realize 
the variety and the solid worth of this lecture 
course. And the price we pay per lecture is 
twenty-five cents! 

From the rush for tickets it would seem that no 
efforts to arouse enthusiasm were needed. Let's 
not allow this enthusiasm to cool before the entire 
course is completed. These lectures which look so 
attractive now will really be just as valuable, when 
an accumulation of quizes and papers make a 
superhuman effort necessary on our part if we 
insist upon attending the lectures which then occur. 

To the speakers who have so generously con- 



sented to come to us, to the students without 
whose enthusiasm nothing could be done, we are 
very grateful; but the thanks of the college is 
especially deserved by the committee who have 
had charge of the work of securing speakers. The 
results of their work certainly leaves nothing to 
be desired. 



FREE PRESS. 
I. 

Concerning Song Competition. 

What is the best thing to do in regard to the 
annual song contest? Is it to be dropped or not? 
So far as I can judge, public sentiment is in favor 
of discontinuing it and I feel that perhaps public 
sentiment is soundly based. 

When I proposed the song contest some years 
ago to the "powers that be" I did so knowing that 
it had been very successful at Amherst. I hoped 
that if we had a competition Wellesley would soon 
have a repertoire of original songs filled with the 
Wellesley spirit and envied by all our neighbors. 
While this hope of mine has not been completely 
realized still we owe some of the best songs in the 
Song Book to the song competition. It is difficult 
to see how the Song Book can be rejuvenated from 
year to year if there is no song contest with its 
original songs from which to draw. 

Is there any all-college spectacle so beautiful, so 
impressive, so moving as the competition? 

But — if we find it too difficult to carry on let it 
be dropped for a time at least, and revived when 
we have a belated appreciation of its merits. 

H. C. Macdouqaix. 



II. 

Let Us Think. 
Those of us who have long been troubled in 
secret may now rejoice openly — for a challenge 
has been given to the society system at Wellesley. 
Everyone who has read "Which shall it be" in the 
November Magazine, or 1920's plea in the Novem- 
ber 2 issue of the News, must realize that all is 
not well with our societies. They will have to 
justify their existence. If they cannot do so, they 
ought not to exist. We hope that all sides and all 
opinions of this question will be freely given, and 
as freely received, for by so doing only can we 
arrive at a solution. And a solution is imperative. 
Things cannot go on as they have been doing the 
past few years. There must be a radical change 
made, and the students must begin this work. Let 
us all then give every argument for and against 
the system that we can think of; then we can offer 



various suggestions for adoption in the near future. 
This can only be done if every girl will think 
keenly and deeply about this matter. It is a vital 
one, for societies play an important part in the 
life of upperclassmen — they take time, money and 
enthusiastic work which is sorely needed else- 
where iri our indifferent community life. Do so- 
cieties give a unique and valuable gift to their 
members and so to the college at large? Is all 
the unhappiness which results from this system 
offset by the supreme joy of a minority of mem- 
bers? Are societies justified? 

J. P. 



III. 

Societies — The Other Side. 
Granted the right of each one of us to an opin- 
ion of her own and to a few expressions of that 
opinion in the News, we do at the same time most 
strenuously object to any statement being made in 
the form of a sweeping generality, when, in reality, 
it represents the thought of only a small per- 
centage of the college. 

I refer in this connection to one particular 
paragraph in the Free Press of last week entitled 
"Societies — How." The system was criticized as 
"deceptive, hypocritical," and a "rotten" pretense 
at carrying out an ideal, and we, the other side, 
wish it to be known without the shadow of a doubt 
that such a statement does not represent the 
majority opinion. Many of us at any rate have 
no desire to conceal the workings of our system, 
and if we did, it would be not from shame but 
from a desire to preserve a sane regard for the 
importance of societies in college life. Those of 
us who have thought and worked for the societies 
and who believe firmly in the fundamental princi- 
ples upon which they are based here at Wellesley 
object most strenuously to having a system of which 
we are proud called hypocritical and rotten. 

We believe with the writer of the last Free 
Press that our societies give a social side of college 
life that is better as it is, regulated by the public 
opinion of the college, than it would be were we 
back on the old rushing basis. We believe also 
that it is better than the resulting condition if 
societies were altogether abolished, for in that 
case — here we speak upon the authority of girls in 
colleges where this has been done — either small 
social cliques or underground societies would 
inevitably result. Societies as we have them here 
are really a recognition of the work a girl has done 
for her college in either social or academic lines, 
and I believe it would be a lamentable mistake to 
for them to be turned into clubs to which every 
Senior and Junior should be eligible. We would 
almost inevitably defeat our own ends, for first 
our present system recognizes that membership in 
societies entails many obligations on one's time 
and thought which some girls are not academically 
strong enough to give, while it opens to them the 
privileges of the use of the houses through their 
friends, and few non-society members are so nar- 
row minded as not to be glad to use this oppor- 
tunity. Again many of us feel that one of the 
biggest advantages of societies is in bringing to- 
gether girls from different houses and different 
friends in social relationship. When we find it 



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difficult to get to know fifty girls in the society 
well, is it possible that our mid-week meetings 
would be a great aid if there were a hundred girls 
present? The limitations of space and time bring 
up many other objections to the plan of doubling 
the membership which are only evident at "open 
house" or "open meetings." We regret deeply at 
such times that our houses are so small, but it 
would seem inevitable. 

We grant that there are minor defects in our 
system — in any system in fact which is a human 
organization, and recognizing them we try each 
year to make it a little better. Why not try to 
work continuously toward a high ideal, for we 
have a high ideal in our system, and deserves our 
best effort. Do let us be sane and preserve our 
sense of proportion. Emma Barrett, 1917. 



IV. 

Answer to "Societies — How?" 

In the article', "Societies— How?" by M. B. S., in 
the Wellesley College News of November ninth, a 
solution of the society problem is offered. The 
writer of that article thinks that this really press- 
ing problem would be solved by making every 
upperclassman a member of some society, without 
increasing the number of society houses to accom- 
modate the increase in society membership. But 
would it? I think not. Such a course would, in 
the first place, defeat, in part at least, two of the 
reasons for being which are allowed the societies 
by this writer. In the societies, she says, we come 
into contact with worth-while girls whom we would 
not otherwise meet and are given the opportunity 
for forming "real friendships" with these girls. 
That is undoubtedly true, but the moment you in- 
crease the number in the society group you neces- 
sarily lessen by so much just that opportunity for 
forming "true friendships" within the group. The 
informal study with its comradeship, is another 
advantage of the societies which doubling their 
membership would well-nigh counteract. The 
value of this study is its very informality and the 
chance it offers for all members of the group to 
take part in it. The larger the number of so- 
ciety members grows, the fewer girls can take part 
in program meetings during the year. The work 
gradually loses its interest except for those direct- 
ly engaged in it. There would be many girls who, 
because they did not have to, would make no 
effort to take part in the society study and would 
therefore get nothing from it. 

Another disadvantage of the proposed remedy is 
the confusion which would be caused by the divi- 
sion of the members into two groups to meet on 
alternate dates for "Vespers and Supper." It re- 
quires no great stretch of imagination to hear, 
"O! Emily, are you going to vespers this Sunday?" 
"No?" "Please, give me your place, I can't go 
next Sunday!" Later Emily decides that she will 
go after all, but of course she couldn't disappoint 
her friend. Both go, and the result is too few 
rolls to go around. 

Moreover, instead of removing the hard-feeling 
which many feel to exist between "society" and 
"non-society" girls, I think the proposed remedy 
would simply transfer it. Perhaps not immediate- 
ly upon the adoption of this new system, but cer- 
tainly soon, one, two or more of the societies 
would come to be considered much more desirable 
than the others and consequently there would 
come into existence jealousy toward the girls who 
were so fortunate as to belong to the favored 
society, with resulting ill-feeling. This system 
would also bring back part, at least, of the "rush- 
ing" which the present system goes very far to- 
ward eradicating. 

I do not say that I think the existence of socie- 
ties is justified under the present system, nor do I 
know how to remedy that system, but I do not 
think that the solution offered by M. B. S. couk' 
accomplish the desired result. K. F.. 1917. 



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"Present at Forensic Burning." 
As one "on the outside looking in" (though once 
on the inside even of a forensic burning commit- 
tee) may I express my delight on learning that 
this year a Sophomore must, as was customary 
previously, be present at the burning within see- 
ing distance in order to forestall the Juniors. 
Last year the hearing of the echo of a guard's 
cheer at a fake stunt a distance off would have 
stopped the Juniors, would it not? since they 
could not burn it "within hearing distance" of a 
Sophomore cheer. Yet would the accidental ar- 
rival of the echo at the real burning of which the 
guard was totally unaware signify her "presence 
at the burning"? 

An "Alum." 



Sophomore class (since permission for this always 
had to be gotten at the last moment). With 1915's 
forensic burning the use of bicycles, horses and auto- 
mobiles was prohibited for the sake of safety. 
Here again the Juniors were put at a tremendous 
disadvantage; but to counterbalance it, they caught 
the Sophomores absolutely unprepared by having 
Forensic Burning in the fall, contrary to the cus- 
tom of always having it in the spring. Conse- 
quently their President and Vice-President did 
not disappear until after the reading of the chal- 
lenge in the morning. 1916, unable to take the 
Sophomores by surprise, returned to the method of 
spiriting away their Vice-President the night 
before. Both 1915 and 1916, endeavoring to make 
up for loss of excitement due to the elimination 
of automobiles, etc., worked fake stunts with masks 



VI. 

Forensic Burning. 

Again that famous institution of Wellesley has 
come and gone, and another Sophomore class has 
been initiated into the joys and sorrows of work- 
ing and struggling together against that proverb- 
ial enemy the Junior Class. But this time the sor- 
rows of the Sophomores have seemed to over- 
shadow their joys, because of the feeling that the 
regulations made the task a hopeless one. Hope- 
lessness has always been connected with the Sopho- 
more cause — has a Junior class yet failed to burn 
its forensic unmolested by a Sophomore cheer? 
Yet we believe that the feeling of hopelessness 
should not have increased this year; for we as 
alumna? with the perspective of five forensic burn- 
ings feel that the challenge of this year was the 
fairest that has yet been evolved, and that dis- 
satisfaction has arisen chiefly from a lack of com- 
parison of existing conditions and those of pre- 
vious years. 

When 1914 were Juniors, the Faculty con- 
sented to the continuance of Forensic Burning- 
only on the condition that the time should be 
limited to one day and to the hours between 4.15 
and 9.30. To offset this tremendous disadvantage, 
1914 found it necessary to formulate certain rules 
and regulations; with them, therefore began the 
written challenge, which included the now familiar 
limitations concerning guarding before 4.15 and 
the cutting of classes. Notice that the President 
and Vice-President of the Junior class were ex- 
cluded from this latter regulation was not in- 
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and rapid changes of costumes for their President 
and Vice-President by means of society houses. 
1917, in their turn, trying to carry out this idea 
of more "pep" to counterbalance the effect of the 
necessary limitations used the plan of having the 
Sophomores and Juniors meet on the green and 
the officers of both classes shake hands; conse- 
quently there was no necessity that year for tb 
officers to cut classes. During all this time the 
feeling was constantly growing that, although 
movements had been made in the right direction, 
radical enough changes had not been taken to 
make conditions even. People felt strongly that 
the elimination of society houses was a necessity if 
this end was to be gained. 1918 took this step; 
and for the first time the Juniors had no place 
where they could retire from Sophomore inter- 
ference, and, therefore, no last resort for fresh 
disguise if their President or Vice-President were 
once discovered. 

Since 1914, then, forensic burning has been in a 
transitional stage where each class has "been grop- 
ing towards regulations that would make condi- 
tions even. To the present generation the main 
source of comparison lies between 1917 and 1918's 
challenges. The chief advantages to the Sopho- 
mores in 1917's conditions lay in the fact that they 
knew at 4.15 where the Junior President and the 
Vice-President were; but by being debarred from 
society houses they inevitably lost this advantage 
immediately, and, if regained, it would repeatedly 
be lost again because of the ease with which the 
Junior officers could be re-disguised if necessity re- 
quired. 1918 on the other hand used society houses 
before 4.15 and the cutting of classes by their Vice- 
President to perfect one disguise, which advantage 
when once lost could never be regained. The two 
methods of attacking the problem were so abso- 
lutely different that it must be inevitably a mat- 
ter of personal opinion as to which more nearly 
met the growing requirement for more even 
chances for both sides. Personally— and when 
1915 and 1916 agree on a subject the college may 
well sit up and take notice! — we feel that 1918 
took a big step in advance — a step that we our- 
selves had long been working and hoping for. 

Perhaps from this brief r£sum6 of the evolution 
of the conditions of the written challenge, the 
classes who have never been Juniors will see and 
appreciate some of the difficulties which lie in the 
way of each Junior class, and at the same time 
will realize the continuous attempt with each suc- 
ceeding year to overcome these with fairness to 
both sides. The "perfect challenge" has yet to be 
written. It is up to you, 1919, to try to achieve 
this, building for yourselves, cherishing the good 
features and discarding the bad of the challenges 
that have preceded. Go to it 1919 ! Yet all the 
faults in technicalities of a hundred challenges can 
not offset the fine opportunity forensic burning 
gives to the Sophomores to get together and work 
together as a class. No matter how great the 
odds, in struggling and making a plucky fight, 
whether "winners" or "losers" in the end, they 
gain a class spirit and unity which can never be 
lost. Forensic burning must not die with the 
death of mere forensics! You have written things. 
1919, that are "worthy of burning"; and your 
cleverness can devise some way of handing on to 
the future generations "Wellesley's Forensic Burn- 
ing" — these words that thrill the heart and bring 
fond memories to every alumnae. 

1915 and 1910. 



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VII. 

The Freshman's Need. 
Help the Freshman! Make her welcome! But 
do not confuse her with a whir] of social events in 
the first few weeks of her college life. It must be 
remembered that, to the average Freshman, the 
atmosphere of responsibility and total self-depend- 
ence found at college is new. She needs time to 



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realize the demands on herself, time to work out a 
system of living. She needs help in finding her 
way about campus, help in the arrangement of her 
class and study schedules, and help in the inter- 
pretation of student laws. Are teas and recep- 
tions an aid in these matters? To be sure, the 
Freshman should learn to know her classmates as 
soon as possible, but she is not likely to remember 
more than five of the tens of girls to whom she i 
introduced in one evening at a social gathering— 
at least, not the average Freshman. It is argued 
that filling the Freshman's time prevents her from 
growing homesick. Is returning to a room 
cluttered with unhung pictures, unmade beds, and 
an open trunk for the unpacking of which there is 
no time, conducive to a feeling of comfort and con- 
tentment? The first few weeks of college life are 
undoubtedly a strain on any girl, and they should 
be made — I can not say easy — not too difficult. 
The village senior gives the Freshman all the help 
which she should have, without hurting her inde- 
pendence; the upper-classmen, with whom she 
comes in contact, welcome her; but the social 
calendar, arranged for her benefit, is overcrowded, 
tires her, muddles her, and distorts her sense of 
proportion. Do not accuse the Freshman of in- 
gratitude, but sympathize with the tired, worried, 
confused "new girl" and give her a rest. 

M. G., '20. 



The third, Ginti, is a Florentine, as we might 
judge from his sign, the Florentine lily. 

Examination of these volumes will help us to 
realize how important a role in developing the 
literature of the time, these foremost printers 
played. The exhibition is well worth visiting. 



'WHAT FRENCH LITERATURE OWES TO 
SPAIN." 



EXHIBITION OF OLD ITALIAN PRINTING. 

There is now on exhibition in the Plimpton Col- 
lection in the library a number of valuable 16th 
century editions of old Italian printers, arranged 
by .Miss Jackson of the Italian Department. 

The work of three famous printers, Aldus, Lcssn, 
and Ginti, comprises the collection. One of tin- 
chief interests in examining these « » J « 1 editions is 
to recognize the mark of each individual printer. 

Aldus, who belonged to the Venetian press, 
adopted for bis sign the dolphin twined aboul an 
anchor. He first decided to :idi>|it this mark 

without the anchor origlnallj when he was print- 
ing Dante's Dli Ine Corned; in 1609. 
Lessa is the other Venetian printer, examples of 

whose works arc in this exhibition, and Ins we 

identify by a cat and a i se as mark. 



On the evening of Tuesday, November 38, at 
7.45 in Billings Hall, a lecture will be given under 
the auspices of the French and Spanish depart- 
ments, by Mine. Blanche Zachaire de Baralt. The 
subject of the lecture will be "What French 
Literature Owes to Spain. - ' 

Mme. de Baralt is especially fitted to speak with 
authority and knowledge on such a subject, and at 
the same time to make it vivid and interesting to 
an American audience, since she herself is an 
American by birth, received the greater part of 
her education in France and makes Havana her 
permanent home. Some of us may already have 
had the pleasure of hearing Mme. de Baralt lect- 
ure, as she has visited Wellesley several times 
before. 

All members of the college are cordially invited 
to attend the lecture. 

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COLLEGE NOTES. 



Charlotte S. Hassett has been appointed by Miss 
Pendleton as temporary chairman of the Freshman 
Class. 



This new Sunday Rule goes into effect imme- 
diately: 

Part A, section 3 of the Rules and Regulations 
shall be amended to read: 

Undergraduates may ride with parents or 
guardians on Sunday until 7 P. M. 



There has been an orchestra formed in Cazenove, 
composed of many different types of instruments. 
The manager is Margaret Boyd, '18. The evening- 
rehearsals are attended by lovers of the dance 
from a good many of the campus houses. 



The Christian Association Choir which leads the 
singing at the mid-week meetings is proving itself 
to be of great worth. 

On Friday afternoon Dr. Geissler lectured to the 
classes in Psychology 14 on Methods of Studying 
Attention. 



Saturday afternoon, November 11, an informal 
dance was held at The Barn. The orchestra com- 
posed of members of the college furnished excel- 
lent music and the slipperiness of the floor added 
to the general merriment. The affair was a huge 
success and we hope it is the first of a long series 
of similar events. 

The debating members of the three lower classes 
are as follows: Dorothy Brewer, 1918; Katharine 
Haywood, 1919; Claire Treat, 1920. 



Society Open House for Juniors and Seniors 
Friday afternoons began last week. Zeta Alpha, 
Shakespeare and Agora were open November 10. 



Society Alpha Kappa Chi spent the week end of 
November 12 at Rockport. 



The Village Heads of Houses gave a luncheon 
for the Village Seniors at Phi Sigma House, 
Tuesday, November 7. 



At a meeting of the Faculty Village Committee 
recently, the Village Seniors were present by in- 
vitation to discuss the outside houses. 



NEWS FROM OTHER COLLEGES. 



The notes published in this column are gleaned 
from the current issues of the various college pub- 
lications and from information sent directly to the 
News by special arrangement with their Exchange 
editors. 

Mount Holyoke. 

In the exchange department of the October "Mt. 
Holyoke" especial commendation is given to the 
story "Curing Blarney" by Marie Goler, 1917, 



published in the June number of the Wellesley 
Magazine. 

At the October meeting of the Athletic Associa- 
tinn the point system of awarding letters in 
athletics was adopted. Thirty-seven points shall 
lie necessary to obtain an H: five points for each 
year's membership on the class team in hockey or 
basket ball is counted toward a letter, together 
with seven points if the team is champion and ten 
points for membership on the varsity team picked 
at the end of the season. It is hoped that the 
awarding of the letter will acquire more signifi- 
cance under this new system, especially as the old 
method of granting the H to each member of the 
championship team which did not take into account 
individual merit tended to minimize the honor of 
Hearing the H. 

From October 30th to November 4th Cecil 
Sharpe, noted instructor in English folk and mor- 
ris dancing, held dancing classes at the college 
assisted by Miss Karpeles. All the classes were 
enthusiastically attended and three hundred girls 
took part in the informal exhibition of folk danc- 
ing held November 4 in the Student-Alumna? build- 
ing. The type of dancing taught by Mr. Sharpe 
is becoming popular in out-door pageant work and 
will probably be used in the May Day revels this 
spring. 

Friday, November 3, was registration day at the 
college when all those who expected to vote at the 
presidential election on Tuesday registered in due 
form. Democratic and Republican dinners were 
held on Monday evening, where both candidates 
were present by proxy together with other notables 
of the present campaign. 

Mt. Holyoke is planning an enthusiastic recep- 
tion for the Student Government Conference to be 
held in South Hadley November 16 to 18. 
Smith. 

At Smith the students met in the evening of 
November 4th to cast their straw ballot for the 
coming elections. Voting was done by states after 
members of the student body had made speeches 
for the candidates and platforms of the five big- 
political parties. 

November 3 Miss Mabel Boardman of the Cen- 
tral Committee spoke in behalf of the American 
Red Cross Society. 

Barnard. 

The Freshmen at Barnard were recently asked 
to fill out a Questionaire regarding their chief non- 
academic interests and abilities along artistic, 
athletic, literary and dramatic lines. The girls 
were also asked to indicate what experience they 
had had in social work and in the management of 
luncheons, plays, finances, etc., and their willing- 
ness to render any such non-academic services in 
college. The Questionnaires are accessible to all 
students and are expected to prove very helpful to 
chairmen of committees and presidents of clubs. 

Under the auspices of the Alumnse Association 
a co-operative dormitory was opened this fall t- 
accommodate fifteen girls. The rate for board 
and lodging is $7.25 per week and in addition each 
girl shares in the management of the household. 
Vassae. 

In order to make up a part of the time lost by 
the delay in opening college this fall the Thanks- 
giving and Christmas vacations will be curtailed 
four days in all. By so doing the schedule of the 
second semester will remain unchanged. 

The Freshmen at Main have instituted the cus- 
tom of raising hands as a signal for more quiet in 
the dining-room. This method proves more suc- 
cessful than the ringing of a bell. 



THE STRAW BALLOT. 



On November 7, all Wellesley College, Massa- 
chusetts laws to the contrary notwithstanding, was 
enfranchised, for the straw vote. The elevator 
table was transformed into a regular polling place, 



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with two separate voting booths, two clerks, a 
warden, and an "officer of the law" to guard the 
ballot box. President Pendleton cast the first 
vote, and the polls were crowded most of the day. 

Out of a possible eighteen hundred, twelve hun- 
dred and fifty votes were cast. The total of good 
ballots cast was 1,243, the total number registered 
was 1,237. Fifteen people voted a split ticket. 
Of the straight tickets the Republicans had 770; 
Democrats 433; Socialists, 9; and Prohibitionists, 
9. No ballot was cast for the Socialist-Labor 
party, probably because few people knew what it 
was. 

The figures showing the percent of the college 
which voted are hardly fair, for very few of the 
"Officers of Administration" voted, and probably 
not half of the Faculty. The percent of students 
was probably rather more than the two-thirds re- 
ported. That so many people were eager to stand 
in line in the midst of a busy and excited day, to 
cast a straw vote for national elections seems an 
encouraging sign of the intelligent interest o 
Wellesley girls in affairs outside of college. 



T. Z. E. PROGRAM MEETING. 



Saturday Evening, November 11. 
The following pictures were given: 

I. Portrait of a Girl — Rembrandt. 

Model, Dorothy Glenn. 
Head Critic, Marion Shields. 
Sub Critic, Margaret Tuttle. 

II. Rembrandt's Son — Rembrandt. 

Model, Agnes Lange. 

Head Critic, Katharine Fessenden. 

Sub Critic, Helen Steward. 

III. Youth with a Mandolin — Frans Hals. 

Model, Virginia Alcock. 
Head Critic, Emma Barrett. 
Sub Critic, Theodora Holmes. 

IV. Young Dutch Woman — Rembrandt. 

Model, Melodia Blackmarr. 
Head Critic, Harriet Flagg. 
Sub Critic, Winifred Allison. 

V. The Old Witch of Haarlem— Frans Hals. 

Model, Margaret Howe. 

Head Critic, Eleanor Blair. 

Sub Critic, Lorena Reynolds. 
Two papers were read on early American Music, 
one by Grace Keenan, illustrated by piano selec- 
tions by Helen Steward, one by Frances Shongood, 
illustrated in like manner. 



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roads during the war, after the war, and the 
hindrances I" internationalism. 



Mr. Tucker, of tin- Department of Economics, 
spoke to the club for the study of Socialism, at 
the Zeta Alpha I louse, Friday, November 10th. 
He explained the meaning of socialist lack "i 
patriotism as thai il meant internationalism, and 
sufrirested tlic bearing of tins Socialist ambition on 
the settlement of peace after the war. The larger 
pari "f the meeting was taken up with the answer- 
ing of questions concerning tin- Socialist Pai 

international union, government control of rail- 



1MOKMAI. DKIiATK. 



The lirsi informal debate of the year was held at 
Shakespeare Fridaj evening, November 10th. The 
subject, "Resolved: that the small college is better 
adapted to the development oi the individual un- 
dergraduate than the large college," was of imme- 
diate interest to us hen- at Wcllesley, and the 
large audi. -nee of students showed this. 



The speakers were: 

Affirmative: Bessie Mead. tuts ; Vera Hemen- 
way, I919j Elizabeth Skinner, WIS. 

Negative: Isabel Bassett, I918j Emily Thomp- 
son, 1919; Frances Brooks, I9S0. 

The affirmative won by two votes, the audience 
nctlng as judge. 



< ORRECTION. 

In the News for October 19, Miss Angela Palomo 
was mentioned as Instructor In Zoology. It should 
tie Spanish, 



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THE NEW POETRY. 



Do you think? Do you close your windows in 
the morning? Are you a Freshman, a Sophomore, 
a Senior, a member of the Faculty, or a useful 
member of this community? If not, or if, we 
have the cure. In this issue of the News we pre- 
sent a specimen of advanced poetry. The mere 
act of reading this poem is guaranteed to promote 
the growth of the hair, make the brick-walk easier 
on the feet and grow wrinkles in any brain. But 
careful preparation is demanded before the thought 
can be fully appreciated. We recommend the fol- 
lowing exercises: Hold the head securely between 
the thumb and forefinger; anoint slightly with cod- 
liver oil, and dust with plaster-of-paris; now press 
gently but firmly into the wall. (N. B. For this 
exercise, the head of a tack is suggested). This 
will promote calmness of judgment and clarity of 
perception. Now are you prepared? Remember, 
we said this poetry is very advanced. In fact, we 
fear you will have difficulty in perceiving it at all 
as the poem is so advanced that it could be printed 
only on the sheet immediately preceding page 1. 



A RESPONSE FROM THE GRAVE 
(JUNIORS). 



Hearken 1919 

You think you are occupied; 

So did we ! 

You think you are as busy 

As it is possible to 

Be; 

So we did ! 

But we were mistaken; in fact, 

We erred 

'Sophomore year we hurried from one ology to 

another. 
This year 

We have no time to go from one to another; 
We must study them all in one place. 
-Sophomore year we turned on our stylish 
Tower Court lights, 
Instead of dancing after dinner; 
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But courage ! We have learned one thing, 

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We have everything to do. 

In fact 

We have so mastered this art, that. 

With crew competition, 

A local and national Presidential campaign 

Occurring simultaneously in the Present; 

Two quizzes, an undone paper and an underdone 

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First History student: Who was Joan of Arc? 
Last Bible Student: Funny! Thought it was 
Xoah ! 

(Note: The perpetrator of this left for home 
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CHAPEL SERVICES. 



Dr. Fosdick's Sermon. 

Is God in earnest? That is the question which 
Dr. Harry Fosdick took as the basis of his sermon 
Sunday morning, November 12. He called upon 
the testimony of history, the record of great 
hearted, great souled men from the time of the 
Bible heroes down, to bear witness to the earnest- 
ness of God. The men who live nobly and do 
great works do so because they believe that God 
is — and that he is, not a great, far away "First 
Cause," nor an all pervading "gaseous diffusion" 
without personal qualities, but a mighty spirit 
and therefore a mighty personality intensely alive 
to the wrongs and the sorrows of the world. To 
believe in an earnest God is to believe in a suffer- 
ing God, a God limited by His own will to obe- 
dience to law, a God ever struggling to express 
Himself through and by the earnestness of men. 

Dr. Fosdick is justly loved here at Wellesley. 
His sermons are packed with practical helpfulness. 
They are directed to meet the needs of a college 
audience and these needs they do meet in a way 
which few sermons can. 



Vespers. 
Sunday evening, November 12, 1916. 

Service Prelude. 

Processional: 160, "The spacious firmament on 
high." 

Invocation. 

Hymn: 555, "Forward ! be our watchword, steps 
and voices join." 

Service Anthem: "Great is the Lord and marvel- 
pus" Harker. 

Psalm: 5 (Gloria Patri). 

Scripture Lesson. 

Prayer. 

(Vesper Wolstenholme 

Marche religieuse Guilmant 

Andante cantabile T chaikowsky 

Choir: "If with all your hearts ye truly seek me" 
(From Elijah) Mendelssohn 

Prayers (with choral responses). 
Recessional: 90, "Abide with me." 

The Wellesley College Choir, 
Professor Macdougall, Organist. 



CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION MEETINGS. 



Dr. Frothingham. 
One of the most helpful talks given at Christian 
Association this fall was Dr. Frothingham's, 
Thursday evening, November 23 at Billings Hall. 
Dr. Frothingham spoke briefly about the different 
kinds of religion corresponding to the variety of 
human temperament and emphasizing the fact that 
a strong faith whether predominantly intellectual, 
or emotional, or practical is a right faith if if 
satisfies our particular personal needs. 



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Chapel, Mr. Tucker explained to us that the work 
of the Consumer's League is to prevent the poor 
people from taking their work to their houses. 
The people have harder work and receive less pay 
than in the factories and also the home work is 
. apt to be harmful to the customers because of the 
diseases carried by the goods from some of these 
unsanitary homes. The league is not able to pass 
a law preventing this. Therefore it is asking peo- 
ple to help by giving money and by buying labelled 
goods certifying that they were made under sani- 
tarv conditions. 



THE IMMORALITY OF THANKFULNESS. 



The world is torn with anguish — blood is being 
poured out on the battlefields of Europe, homes 
made desolate, hopes crushed, helpless cripples 
thrown on the junkheap; in our own country, girls 
driven by economic pressure to the sale of their 
womanhood, children stunted physically and moral- 
ly by the conditions in which they are forced to 
live, men made desperate by the sharpness of the 
struggle for existence. Shall we at this Thanks- 
giving time gaze with complacency at our well- 
loaded tables, and congratulate ourselves upon the 
prosperity and comfort vouchsafed to us, render- 
ing thanks to the God who has singled us out for 
the reception of these special favors? Is there not 
something distinctly immoral in rejoicing because 
we have been so much more fully blessed than 
multitudes of our fellow men? If the human race 
is indeed one, ought we to be made more thankful 
or less so by the reflection that we have no share 
in the sufferings by which the majority of our 
brothers are bowed down? Is there any moral 
justification for the existence of Thanksgiving 
Day, or does it merely serve to increase our selfish 
complacency and indifference to the pain of others? 

An opportunity to discuss these questions or 
others which they may suggest to you, will be 
given at the Christian Association meeting on 
November 23rd, which will be held in Stone Hall 
Parlor. On December 6th, Rev. F. M. Perkins 
will sum up the discussion of this subject and 
give his own solution to the problem. 

M. D. S. 



ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH. 



The preacher at the eleven o'clock next Sunday 
morning will be the Rev. D. D. Addison, D.D., 
rector of All Saints' Church, Brookline. 



DR. LOUISE TAYLER-JONES, '96. 



Glasses Fitted 



On Sunday, November 19, at 3 P. M. in Billings 
Hall, the college will have the privilege of hearing 
Dr. Louise Tayler-Jones, '96, speak on her ex- 
perience in Serbia. Br. Tayler-Jones was sent 
over, in the summer of 1915, by the American Red 
Cross, to establish a much-needed baby hospital at 
Xish. She went at a time of danger, and worked 
against great odds. She comes now, from her 
work in Washington, especially to talk to the 
Wellesley girls. This is an opportunity for us to 

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The Baltimore Association for the Promotion of 
the University Education of Women offers a fel- 
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study at an American or European University. 

As a rule this fellowship is awarded to candi- 
dates who have done one or two years of graduate 
work, preference being given to women from 
Maryland and the South. 

In exceptional instances the fellowship may be 
held two successive years by the same person. 

It is understood that the fellow will devote her- 
self unreservedly to study and research, and that 
she will send a report of her work, April first, 
1918, to the Secretary. 

Blank forms of application may be obtained 
from the President or from any member of the 
Committee on Award. 

Documents and letters submitted by the candi- 
dates are returned if accompanied by postage for 
the purpose; but letters written directly to the 
committee are retained. 

All applications must be in the hands of the 
Chairman of the Committee on Award before Jan- 
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Dr. Mary Sherwood, Chairman, 

The Arundel. 
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Greenway and St. Paul Street. 
Miss Edith Hamilton, 

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Mrs. Wm. Cabell Bruce, 
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Dr. Lilian Welsh, 
Goucher College. 
Baltimore, October 22, 1916. 

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Hlumnae ^Department 



ENGAGEMENTS. 



'14. Edith Elizabeth Ryder to Thomas Howard 
Remington, Harvard Law 1914. 

'16. Ruth Rand to Boudinot Atterbuiy, Prince- 
ton 1916. 



MARRIAGES. 

'13. Irish-Savage. On November 4, at Albany, 
N. Y., Frederiea L. Savage, '09, to Lieutenant 
James McCredie Irish, U. S. N. 

'16. Eaton-Cooper. On October 25, at Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, Lulu Cooper to Mr. Max Everett Eaton, 
Dartmouth '12. 



BIRTHS. 



'93. In Pittsburgh, Pa., June 17, a second son, 
Woodman Bradbury, to Mrs. Thomas W. Pomeroy 
(Marion E. Bradbury). 

'03. In Woodstock, Vt, November 5, a second 
son, Kenneth Richards, to Mrs. Martin F. Good- 
win (Clare Richards). 

'05. In Sandusky, Ohio, October 31, a second 
daughter, Isobel Keith, to Mrs. John K. Britton 
(Carolyn P. Nelson). 

'09. In Trenton, N. J., October 16, a daughter, 
Victoria, to Mrs. Victor H. Solaini (Ethelwyn 
Foote, '05-'07). 

'10. In Cleveland, Ohio, October 31, a daughter, 
Patricia Emily, to Mrs. H. Huntington Dyar 
(Marie L. Kasten). 

'11. In Springfield, Mass., June 24, a son, 
Charles Hanson, to Mrs. Charles H. Toll (Mayes 
Martin). 

'12. In Carrollton, Ky., March 4, a daughter, 
Wilhelmina Ruth, to Mrs. Henry Berg Schuerman 
(Ruth Howe). 



DEATHS. 



'02. On October 29, in Minneapolis, Minn., 
Cyrus W. Wells, father of Blanche H. Wells. 

'12. On May 22, in Carrollton, Ky., William F. 
Howe, father of Ruth Howe Schuerman. 

'13. On November 1, in Fall River, Mass., Mrs. 
Hugo A. Dubuque, mother of Marie Dubuque. 

'16. On October 31, in Lowell, Mass., Mrs. John 
H. Hogan, mother of Irene Hogan. 



CHANGES OF ADDRESS. 

'92. Mrs. Felice Ferrero (Frances Lance) from 
London, Eng. to Middletown, Conn. 

'97. Blanche Currier to 1 Lexington Ave., Brad- 
ford Dist., Haverhill, Mass. 

'00. Alice I. Hazeltine, to 150 Mintor Ave., 
Painesville, Ohio. 

'03. Emily W. Mills to 268 Ryerson St., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

'04. Louise B. Foster to 259 Essex St., Beverly, 
Mass. 

'04. Mrs. Joel I. Butler (Ruth Hart) to 825 
N. 7th Ave., Tuscon, Ariz. 

'07. Mrs. Raymond F. Otis (Bessie C. Adams) 
to 12 Hawthorne St., Bradford Dist., Haverhill, 
Mass. 

'07. Mrs. H. A. White (Florence P. Plummer) 
to Dixon, 111. 

'08. Evelyn Walmsley to Nanking University, 
Nanking, China. 

'08. Mrs. A. Stuart Myers (Hope Reynolds) to 
192 Lorraine Ave., Upper Montclair, N. J. 

'09. Adele Preble to 222 North Avenue, New 
Rochelle, N. Y. 

'10. Beulah I. Bowen to The Lenox, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

'11. Helen F. McKinney, '07-'09, to 4404 Green- 
wood Ave., Chicago, 111. 

'12. Marguerite Boardman to 901 Ogden Ave., 
New York City. 



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'13. Mrs. John T. Beach (Edith Knowlton) to 
261 Park Street, Montclair, N. J. 

'15. Marion Brown to Box 52, Milton, N. H. 

'15. Doris Vander Pyl to Lincoln Academy, 
King's Mountain, North Carolina. 

'15. Carrie L. Summers to C. E. I., Chatham, 
Va. 

'15. Muriel Arthur to 20 Hazelwood St., De- 
troit, Mich. 

'15. Ruth Bradford to 12 Hartford St., Dor- 
chester, Mass. 

'15. Ruth Cox to Box 113, Winter Harbor, 
Maine. 

'15. Mrs. Edward R. Grosvenor (Anna Cand- 
lin) to 32 Colonial Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

'16. Margaret I. Marston to Hatboro, Pa. 

'16. Bernice Chellis to St. Luke's Hospital, 
New York City. 

'16. Josephine M. Lansing to 309 W. 113th St.,' 
New York City. 

'16. Dorothy Bailey to Baldwinsville, Mass. 

'16 Rebecca P. Craighill to Hopkins Hall, 
Burlington, Vt. (Temporary). 

'16. Edith L. Gibney to New Woodstock, N. Y. 

'16. Doris E. Pitman to Little Rock Conserv- 
atory and Junior College, Lincoln Ave., Little 
Rock, Ark. 

'16. Edwina M. Smiley to Bailey Hall, College 
of Agriculture, Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y. 

'16. Katherine N. Whitten to The Flagden 
Preparatory School for Girls, Jacksonville, Florida. 



tion, "Studies in German Words and their Uses" 
and "A Table of German Nouns" (this last com- 
piled in collaboration with Professor M. L. Perrin 
of Boston University) being the other two. Both 
the latter are D. C. Heath publications. 

'08. Lucy Woodward Vauthier's husband has 
recently been appointed Chaplain for Blackwell's 
Island, New York City. Mrs. Vauthier will be 
glad to know of any social workers from Wellesley 
who might care to visit them. 

'10. Dorothy Pierson is teaching History in the 
New London (Conn.) High School. 

'13. Ruth W. Tolman ('09-'10) graduated with 
honors from Carleton College, Minn., 1915, and this 
fall has gone out under the Woman's Board of the 
Interior to teach in the Foochow Mission, China. 

'15. Marion Brown is teaching a variety of sub- 
jects in the Nute High School, Milton, N. H. 

'16. Dorothy Bailey is teaching English, His- 
tory and Science in the Templeton High School, 
Baldwinsville, Mass. 

'16. Josephine Lansing is doing commercial art 
work in a French firm in New York City. 

'16. Elsie S. Jenison is studying this year at 
Columbia College, New York City. 



CLUB NEWS. 



NEWS ITEMS. 



'97. Florence E. Hastings, Associate Professor 
of the German Department, brings out this fall, 
through Henry Holt and Co., a school edition of 
Anna Ausfield's "Zwei Dramatisierte Marchen." 
The two dramatized fairy tales — Aschenbrodel and 
Domrtischen — reprinted from the Deutch.es Lese- 
buch of Carla Wenchabach, "are admirably 
adapted," say the critics, "either for reading or 
for production by quite young pupils," having 
amongst other qualities the high attraction of 
humor. The edition includes notes, questions on 
the text, expressions to be learned by heart, and a 
vocabulary. This is Miss Hastings third publica- 



E astern New York. 

The fall meeting of the Eastern New York 
Wellesley Club was held on Saturday after- 
noon, Nov. 4, at the home of Mrs. Martin T. 
Nachtman, Albany, N. Y. Plans for the winter 
were discussed and arrangements made for a 
luncheon to be held the first week in December. 
Several new members were present. 

Dorothy W. Ridgeway, Recording Sec'y. 
Detroit. 

The Detroit Wellesley Club is now taking an 
active part toward making successful a Country 
Fair to be given by local college women, represent- 
ing fourteen universities and women's colleges, to 
raise money for the support of the Collegiate 
Bureau of Occupations recently established in 
Detroit. On October 13, twenty members of the 
Club met at the home of the recording secretary, 
to discuss plans for their part in the fair, and for 



10 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



the year's program. The intention is, this winter, 
to study the artistic presentation of living pictures, 
with the view of giving a public Studio Tea in the 
spring. 

A revised list of officers is as follows: Pres., Mrs. 
Albert E. Harris, 399 Montclair Ave.; Vice-Pres., 
Luretta Sanders, 106 Boston Blvd.; Recording 
Secretary, S. Louise Adams, 56 Pingree Ave.; Sec- 
Treas., Pauline Snyder, 55 Seward Ave. 



LETTER FROM EL PASO. 



The subjoined very interesting letter to Presi- 
dent Pendleton is printed with her permission and 
explains itself. 

October 21, 1916. 
Miss Ellen F. Pendleton, President, 
Wellesley College, 

Wellesley, Massachusetts. 
My dear Miss Pendleton: — 

I took very seriously your appointment of me as 
a representative of Wellesley at the Irrigation 
Congress, both appreciating the honor and being 
glad of the opportunity to attend some of the ses- 
sions of the congress. 

Unfortunately, the event I should have most 
liked to take part in, the dedication of the Ele- 
phant Butte dam, came at a time when I could 
not possibly go. It was a joke on this country, 
where, you may remember, it never rains between 
September and May, that the dedication of the 
dam, which was set for Saturday the fourteenth, 
had to be postponed until the following Thursday 
because it had rained four days the preceding- 
week, and the country about Engle was in such 
condition that neither trains nor automobiles could 
run. However, I have seen the dam, having made 
the trip up there last year, before it was completed, 
but after the water had been turned into Lake 
B. M. Hall. When you come to this part of the 
country, we will take you up there, and let you too 
have the experience of going boating over the tops 
of submerged hills, with the mesquite and cactus 
and wolf's candle, and all the other desert things, 
surprising themselves and you by appearing in 
such strange surroundings. 

As a result of the change of plan the first ses- 
sions of the congress were held here in El Paso on 
Monday the sixteenth. Both sessions that day I 
was able to attend. The president of the congress 
for the year just closing, Mr. Burges, is one of 
our directors, and Mr. McNary, chairman of the 
board of governors, is president of our board of 
directors of the school, so there was an element of 
personal interest in the president's address, besides 
its real value. 

The principal speaker of the day was Mr. A. P. 
Davis, head of the reclamation service, one of the 
men who has had most to do with the practical 
working out of two or three of the biggest of the 
western irrigation projects. His summary of the 
lire-sent status of the great reclamation projects 
was interesting even to one who knows nothing of 
the scientific side of the matter. In his handling 
of the discussion that followed, one marveled at the 
range of his knowledge, from the handling of the 
reclamation fund of many millions, down to the 
necessity for buying "poor" sheep to graze along 
the irrigation ditches and keep the banks free Prom 
Johnson grass, the pest of this country. 

More interesting, to me, than any of the 

■ ches was the congress ilself. Men were there 
from all the arid and semi-arid states, from Can- 
ada, cast and west, and even from \n 

well as from our own extra-continenl J po ions. 
Then- were the bigheaded, broadshouldered, hard- 
handed men who work the land; there were the 
state engineers from half a dozen or more states; 
there were the men who make the laws, and the 
lawyers and bankers, both state and private, who 
shaped the financial and legal policies of the 
big projects, some of them wisely and broadly 




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done, some of them, of course, selfishly; and there 
were government experts, men of the reclamation 
service, which seems to me, in some ways, alto- 
gether the finest body of men in all the government 
service, men of large vision, of infinite patience 
and of great constructive power, and, for the most 
part, men so self-effacing that no one can tell who 
was responsible for any one part of any one of the 
great projects that are making over an empire. 

The most dramatic incident of the day came 
about when, in the absence of the governor of New 
Mexico — whom nobody missed — announcement was 
made that the time set aside for his speech would 
be given instead to the Mexican band, sent here 
from Mexico City by General Trevino to play at 
the International Soils-Products Exposition which 
is being held here this week in connection with the 
congresses. AVith a rustling and a shuffling, the 
band, seventy or eighty members, filed into the big 
gallery above our heads. The sessions were being 
held in the big new Jewish synagogue just com- 
pleted. A grand flare of all the brasses, and then 
this official band of the commanding general of the 
people against whom we have at this moment 
nearly fifteen thousand soldiers here in El Paso 
alone, swung into the "Star Spangled Banner," 
played as only a Mexican band can play it. As the 
whole audience rose to its feet, and every soldier, 
of whom there were a number on the floor, stood 
at attention, it seemed for a moment like the old 
days, before all the world went mad with war. 
When, after several numbers, there came, as the 
last, the Mexican national air, its wailing cadence 
made one's heart break for the pity of it all, the 
small boy who had followed in after the band, un- 
consciously silhouetted against the wall at the end 
of the gallery, was so ragged, so low-browed and 
gaunt and ineffective, in contrast with all the men 
of power gathered there, so perfectly a type of the 
wretched people thai the dreamer at Washington 
is trying to treat as if it were a nation, but is 
really treating as this country would treat no real 
nation under the sun. 

Tin- departmental section meetings I did not, of 

course, try to attend. \s I said. 1 could not go up 

to tin- dam tor tin- dedication, which most have 
iirrii fairly impressive. People here wen- quite 
ready to take with good philosophy tin- fad that 
the president did not come after all. since if he 
hid come we suppose courtesy would have required 
that tin- dun be named after him. while there is 
the Feeling here thai in years to come this admlnlg 



tration is one the country will willingly forget. 

Official reports of the congress you will have in 
the papers and in printed reports; the exposition, 
which is a big thing for us, so far away as we are, 
is no doubt matched by many others held in many 
places; but I thought you would perhaps be inter- 
ested in unofficial sidelights from your delegate, 
who felt that she at least received impressions 
worth while in these days of world chaos, when it 
is well to be reminded that through it aE 
"Hills watch unworn, and rife 
Meek leaves drop yearly from the forest trees 
To show above the unwasted stars." 
With profound and enduring loyalty, I am 
Most sincerely yours, 

Ora W. L. Slater, '94. 



RESOLUTIONS. 



Whereas 

The Agora Society wishing to show its appre- 
ciation of Dorothy Estes's life and its sympathy 
with her family has empowered the secretary to 
draw up resolutions expressing this appreciation. 

Resolved, 

That the Agora society inscribe in its minutes 
a motion to express the keen sense of loss in the 
death of its loved member, Dorothy Estes, 

That the Agora express its appreciation of 
Dorothy's untiring services to the society, the giv- 
ing of her personal enthusiasm and in upholding 
sii consistently the Agora ideals. 

That the Agora send a copy of these resolutions 
to the laniily of Dorothy Estes, and to the Weill's- 

lev College News. 



Pill BITA KAPPA. 



\t i meeting held November 13th, the following 
students of the class of itiiT wen- elected to mem- 
bership in the Eta of Massachusetts chapter of 

Phi I'n i.i Kappa, 



linth M. Adams 
Kinnia Barrett 
Grace G. Ballard 
< iily 

Katherine Ferris 



Helen K McMiUin 
I.illinn E. Moses 
Marian Van V. Scuddcr 
Dorothy SpeDJssy